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On Eric Liddell

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Quotes about Eric Liddell whilst imprisoned at invading Japanese internment camp where he died aged 43 in 1941.
“Often in an evening I would see him bent over a chessboard or a model boat, or directing some sort of square dance – absorbed, weary and interested, pouring all of himself into this effort to capture the imagination of these penned-up youths. He was overflowing with good humour and love for life, and with enthusiasm and charm. It is rare indeed that a person has the good fortune to meet a saint, but he came as close to it as anyone I have ever known.”

His last words were “It’s complete surrender”, in reference to how he had given his life to his God

Johnny Mullagh XI at Willowfest 2011

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Slide show and Gallery of pics from the Johnny Mullagh Squad at the Willowfest Australian Club Cricket Championships at Mildura 2011.

Another wonderful week of challenging cricket and fun as families came together to again ensure the spirit and story of the 1868 ‘First XI’ remains a ‘living heritage’.

Thanks to Aboriginal Community Justice Panel, Grampians Indigenous Family Violence Regional Action Group, Barengi Gadgin Land Council and Victorian Tank Services for their generous support.

Dragon Juniors at Renegades T20

The Dragon Juniors enjoyed their first visit to Etihad Stadium on December 22 for the inaugural Renegades T20 Match as part of their Club Membership Package.  The group included two Vietnamese, four Indians, a Filipino, and four Anglo-Aussies many of whom hadn’t been to a cricket match before.  Thanks to parents Bill Field, Darren Andrews and our new Good Cricket Allround intern for 2012 Jesse Schram.


Filming for GLoBALL Cricket Launch 2011

Had fun commentating and umpiring the Laneway Cricket local Derby headed up by Dirk Nannes for the Renegades and James Pattinson for the Stars. Julie Hunter was also present for the VicSpirit.  Great work Stephanie Newton from Cricket Victoria pulling it together and Ray Kuffer for umpiring.

-Marcus

‘Tons of Runs’ by Paul Daley

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Pictures of ‘Tons of Runs’ Book Launch by Paul Daley including launch of the Indigenous Heritage River Walk and Pigeon Ponds vs Edenhope Cricket Match at Johnny Mullagh Oval, Harrow, October 29, 2011. ‘Tons of Runs’ is a remarkable research and publishing … Continue reading

Credo Parkies vs. Outer East Trailblazers 2011

The Credo Parkies commenced their Reclink Australia Twenty20 season for the Clem Briggs Jnr Memorial Trophy at Lilydale yesterday. Outer East Trailblazers made 168 off their 20 overs with Gavin the best of the bowlers with 2/23.  Alan made a quickfire 17 with the bat creating a solid foundation before Credo Parkies crashed to be bowled out for 50.

 


OB Ellemor at Twenty20=40 Big Birthday Bash

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Slideshow highlights of OB Ellemor at Marcus Curnow’s Twenty20=40 Big Birthday Bash. Cricket Willow, Shepherds Flat, Victoria, September 11, 2011.

Photos: Ben Liney, Rohit Khanna

Name: OB Ellemor

Nickname: O, The Big O, Obiwan

Song: Underdog by Sly and the Family Stone

Sunday Game 1:

Batting: 19 (3×4’s)

Bowling: 3 overs 0/10

Sunday Game 2:

Batting: Run Out 19 (1×4)

Bowling: …beautifully shaped out swingers with the damp ball!